Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Basics

Shall we start with the basics? Are you wondering just what a blog is? “Blog”, short for “web log”, is something like a diary or journal on the internet where an author (or authors) can post messages so that others can view and, in many cases, write responses. For an easy-to-understand explanation of blogs, check out The Common Craft Show. Visit http://www.commoncraft.com and click on the little reporter. “Blogs in Plain English” and “Wikis in Plain English” are both excellent explanations of two tools available in the world of Web 2.0.

Wait…am I going too fast? Sorry, but you’ll just have to pick up the pace! Our students are already way ahead of most of us; we have some catching up to do.

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